Each week we focus on a walk from among the new additions to the site. Be sure to come
back regularly to read the new articles.
The Westcountry Walks team is preparing itself for an excellent
season of hiking around Britain’s most scenic peninsula in 2012.
We will be adding a host of new walking routes with photos and
videos over the coming months.
We think the site will become more important than ever during the
economic downturn. After all being out and about in the countryside
is free for everyone - and walking in lovely surroundings is, quite
simply, one of the most enjoyable low cost leisure activities there
is. And so the site will continue to develop – hopefully adding walks
and other information in areas near you - and our aim is to turn
it into a true encyclopaedia of all that is best about this wonderful
Remember, if you have any walking news or walk related topics
that you think may be of interest to others, please email
them to us.
Visitors to the site are welcome to download
the walks for personal use, but they must not be used for either
publicity or commercial purposes without permission.
out to the hundreds of thousands of people who
love to walk in the South West.
This website is growing rapidly - over one hundred
walks and many complementary articles at an average rate of
two per week. Our viewing figures are doubling every month.
It is becoming a veritable encyclopaedia of walks and general
information about the region.
Each walk offers fantastic advertising opportunities to
local businesses large and small across the region.
For more information on how you can be among the first to
advertise, contact Jude by telephone: 01984 640058 or 07880
998971. Alternatively send a mail.
Latest walks: Hartland Point Where the Westcountry hunches its massive shoulder to the wilderness of the waves.
Bere Alston The banks of the Tamar and the magnificent railway viaduct. A surprisingly private place.
Halsway The views stretch for miles across Britain's most beautiful ridge of hills.
Malpas-Tresillian There is something about gaining access to a place by boat - something poetic and other-worldly.
Pool Everything about Loe Pool is enigmatic
and the place can take on an altogether mysterious air.
Circular We did this short walk on the Cornish
coast in dark cold weather and found it exhausting.
Westcountry Walks provides free downloadable hiking
routes with detailed write-ups from all over the South West peninsula.
To make the site easier to use we have divided the region up into
the seven areas displayed on the map.
The walks first appeared in the Hesp's Hikes column
of the Western Morning News. All have been designed and walked by
journalist Martin Hesp and each should be easy to follow if you
are armed with the relevant Ordnance